Bar Blast – December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018
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The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee will be assisting the Marine Corps Reserve Unit in Cross Lanes with separating and  counting toys for distribution on Saturday, December 8, and Sunday December 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Reserve Center located at 103 Lakeview Dr. Nitro (Cross Lanes) 25313.   If you are interested in helping, or have family or friends who would like to help, please contact Anita Casey at
The Law  Offices of Pill & Pill will be serving as a drop off site for toys in the eastern panhandle.  The offices are located at 85 Aikens Center, Martinsburg 25404.  If you have questions about the drop off hours, contact Rick Pill at 304-263-4971.

Position Open for Commissioner
 of WV Legislative Claims Commission

The West Virginia State Bar is seeking candidates for the position of Commissioner of the Legislative Claims Commission. The State Bar Board of Governors will nominate three (3) lawyers and will submit these names to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for appointment to the Claims Commission. The term is for six (6) years. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed attorney is required. A full description of qualifications can be found in W.Va. Code Section 14-2-4 and 14-2-10, and compensation is provided for in W. Va. Code Section 14-2-8. This position involves hearing and deciding claims filed against state agencies and the Crime Victims Fund. The main offices of the Claims Commission are at the State Capitol with travel to other parts of the state for hearings. Some administrative law, mediation, or other judicial experience would be beneficial.
If you qualify for appointment, and would like to be considered for nomination, please send your resume, with any supporting information and/or letters of reference, to Anita R. Casey, Executive Director, The West Virginia State Bar, 2000 Deitrick Blvd., Charleston, WV 25311 or Nominations must be received by midnight, December 31, 2018.

Upcoming Events

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm
Blues, Brews, and BBQ – Child Law Annual Fundraiser
Location: Bluefield Area Arts & Science Center
The IOLTA Advisory Committee advises that one of its grantees, Child Law is excited to be hosting its annual Fundraiser; Blues, Brews, and BBQ. All monies from this event will benefit ChildLaw.  The mission of ChildLaw is to advocate for the well-being of children by giving them a stronger voice.  ChildLaw is unique because we are the ONLY law firm in West Virginia who represents exclusively children.

December 14, 2018 @ 11:30am
West Virginia State Bar Family Law Committee Meeting
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV
Any questions please contact

Save the Date: January 15, 2019 9am-12pm
Free CLE Webinar – Topic to be Announced
Location: State Bar Center – Charleston, WV and via Webinar
Speakers: Thomas Hurney and Rob Aliff
Registration Coming Soon

Save the Date: April 7-8, 2019
West Virginia State Bar’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites  – Charleston, WV
Registration Opens January 14
More Information Coming Soon

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